FAQ


What is the Frontier?

An exclusive collection of short, high-quality screencasts created by Big Nerd Ranch engineers and instructors.

Who is this for?

Engineers and designers who are being paid to write code. We know your time is valuable. This means our screencasts get right to the point, delivering bite bite-sized chunks of documentation in 5-10 minute screencasts. If you’re new to programming or just getting started, you should check out some of our upcoming bootcamps.

Who are the instructors?

The instructors are senior engineers at Big Nerd Ranch with a history of writing best-selling books, creating course curriculum for advanced courses while building industry-leading apps and digital products. We’re a dedicated group of software engineers who thrive on helping you write better code. You’ll be in good hands.

What topics do you cover?

Our featured topics include Android, iOS, Web, and Design. We cover topics in mobile such as Swift and Kotlin, we also cover JavaScript frameworks such as React and Vue. Feel free to browse our collection before signing up.

When is new content added?

Our content library is constantly expanding. We add new screencasts to the platform as we complete them. We typically complete 4-6 new screencasts per month. If you have any content suggestions please fill out a contact request.

What are the benefits of a subscription?

Unlimited access to our entire collection of high-quality screencasts, transcripts, project files. As an active subscriber, you’ll also have access to newly published screencasts, community support, and special offers for Big Nerd Ranch books and courses.

Do you offer a free trial?

Yes -- we offer a 7 day free trial on all subscriptions. You’ll have unlimited access during the trial period and you can cancel anytime. If you used a discount code during checkout, your discount will be applied to your first invoice after the free trial.

How should I use the Frontier?

Try scheduling 10 minutes each day to watch a screencast. If you commit to watching a screencast each day during your free trial. We are certain you’ll learn something that will make your life as a programmer easier.

What is your refund policy?

If The Frontier isn’t everything you hoped, you can pause your subscription at any time. Your current subscription will expire and you will not be charged for the next cycle. We do not offer refunds, though.

How will I be charged?

Your credit card will be charged each month on the date you activated your subscription. So if you joined us September 17, your card will be charged October 17, November 17, and so on. If you need to change your credit card information, you can do so in your account settings.

How will I be charged?

Your credit card will be charged each month on the date you activated your subscription. So if you joined us September 17, your card will be charged October 17, November 17, and so on. If you need to change your credit card information, you can do so in your account settings.

Do you offer any group discounts?

Interested in signing up a team for The Frontier? Use the contact form below and we'll have someone from the team get back with you quickly.